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RIDE FREESPORT  -  January 2011 Event News

- VERBIER RIDE 11  -  Next Saturday 15th January 2011
- 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VERBIER RIDE  -  Reflection on Event Achievements
- LONDON RIDE 10  -  View The Video Review Online
- BRITISH FREESKI CAMPS 2011  -  Winter and Summer Camp dates announced

VERBIER RIDE 11 - Next Saturday 15th January
The Verbier Ride 11 ( takes place in the La Chaux Snowpark, Verbier, next weekend and is set to be an awesome Big Air event.  Many athletes from across Europe will be travelling to Verbier to compete on the massive Big Air kicker being constructed in La Chaux.  For information on Verbier please visit and for information on the ski area please go to

9.00am Riders meeting + Bibs collection at the Medran Cafe
10.00am Practice session on Big Air kicker
11.00am Big Air first judged descent
12.00pm Big Air second judged descent
1.00pm Big Air super final
2.00pm Prize giving in the Snowpark at Judges table
5.00pm Riders and spectators after party at the Farinet Apres Ski
8.30pm Event finish
Sunday 16th January - Bad Weather Day

For inscription please go to the Competition page of the website,  Inscription forms are available in PDF or Word Document and need to be emailed to on or preferably before the 14th January.

This season's Verbier Ride is a European level pro/am Big Air event offering athletes several hundred hours of TV airtime and internet high definition broadcast.  This gives the riders the chance to promote themselves and their sport to millions of viewers. All information about the event can be found on the website including inscription details, event timings and the chance to watch in real time previous year's Verbier Ride TV programmes.

Big thanks to Ski Service, Verbier's leading ski retailer, Hotel Farinet, best Apres Ski in Switzerland and Verbier Sport+, arguably one of the world's best ski areas, for supporting the event and helping us raise the prize money for the athletes.

10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VERBIER RIDE - Reflection on Event Achievements
Since it's beginning the Verbier Ride has achieved great freeskiing event accolades.  It's Skier Cross events gained Verbier it's first ever and only X-Games Qualifier event.  It's Big Mountain Freeride events gave Verbier European and World Tour status IFSA (International Free Skier Association) competitions.  It's Slope Style and Big Air events have brought international credibility to the La Chaux snowpark over the years and the events have received over 5000 audited hours of internationally broadcast TV airtime.

This 2011 event is a special occasion for event director Warren Smith as it is the 10th anniversary of the event's origin.  "I can't believe 10 years have pass so fast since our first comp in 2001.  It has been an amazing 10 years for all of us who work on the event and we�ve seen some incredible skiing".  Much of the history of the Ride Freesport events is available to view online through the website Action page.  For a brief overview check out the History of Ride video.  It's 7 minutes and gives a good overview of the events,

LONDON RIDE 10 - View The Video Review Online
The London Ride 10, presented by Snow + Rock, turned out to be an amazing event with massive crowds at the 2010 Ski + Snowboard Show in London's Kensington Olympia.  Riders from the UK battled it out to finish in an amazing final. Check out the event review and video highlights on the website,

BRITISH FREESKI CAMPS 2011 - Winter and Summer Camp dates announced
The British Freeski Camps 2011, in association with Freeski Britain, are running their winter camps in Saas-Fee from the 16th to 23rd April and the 23rd to 30th April.  The summer camps for 2011 will be 9th to 16th July, 16th to 23rd July, 23rd to 30th July and 30th July to 6th August. The camps will be focused on bringing the British freeskiing community closer together and building a basis for training riders to become top level freestyle skiers.  Moguls and Big Mountain skiing are also looked at on the camps.  For more info check out  This years camps will also be supporting British Team World Cup freestyle athletes and helping them to prepare for Half Pipe and Mogul competitions in Winter 2011/12.

That's all the news for now.  We look forward to seeing you at next weekend's event.

All the best,

The Team - Ride Freesport

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